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Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights

Assertion of rights branded as essential to 5G is already underway in US courts, and Longhorn IP is the latest big-name patent asserter to make a deal with a standards-focused lab

Taiwan firm’s latest patent sale hints at NPE demand for 5G patent rights
Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy
20 Sep 2021

Stakeholders have less than a month to comment on possible changes to IEEE’s patent policy

The SSO's patent committee meets tomorrow but will continue accepting written comments until 15 October

The FTC creates a potential new US headache for SEP owners
17 Sep 2021

The FTC creates a potential new US headache for SEP owners

Recent agency announcement beefing up investigative powers and targeting alleged IP abuses signals another Biden administration move away from the Trump presidency’s views on patents and anti-trust

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17 Sep 2021

US, China staking out strong positions in possible 6G technologies, according to new patent study

Japanese research group highlights nine technologies that could prove important to the next-generation wireless standard Read more

16 Sep 2021

Apple didn’t want fair FRAND arbitration, Qualcomm VP says of epic litigation battle

Marc Snyder also claims that the iPhone giant helped the FTC craft “bizarre” antitrust claims that were eventually dismissed Read more

14 Sep 2021

NTT Docomo seals global wireless SEP licence with Oppo

Japanese telecom provider inks a litigation-free deal with another major Chinese smartphone player Read more

10 Sep 2021

Fifth Circuit FRAND ruling could attract SEP owners back to US courts

The appeal judges’ recent decision in favour of Ericsson over HTC endorsed the comparable licensing royalty valuation approach and confirmed such disputes were about breach of contract, not patent law Read more

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19 Dec 2020

Those who adopt a hold-out strategy in SEP FRAND licensing should face the prospect of a market red card

Football shows how to deal with the long delays in licensing negotiations caused by those doing all they can to avoid paying a fair royalty, argues InterDigital’s Eeva Hakoranta Read more

14 Dec 2020

The last 12 months have been good for patent owners, say global IP leaders

Exclusive Panels Report for IAM focuses on key issues, including: portfolio management, litigation, monetisation, the regulatory environment and strategic priorities Read more

28 Nov 2020

The EU has the chance to seize global patent leadership

Europe has never been in a better position to set rules the rest of the world must follow Read more

7 Nov 2020

A Biden presidency is likely to mean IP evolution, not revolution

With the former vice-president closing in on election victory, we take a look at how his administration might tackle key patent issues Read more

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9 Sep 2021

Oppo asserts wireless patents against Nokia in China and Germany

Reports indicate that the Chinese company’s response to worldwide Nokia campaign involves patents declared essential to the 5G standard Read more

8 Sep 2021

Assessing the reasonableness of 5G headline royalty rates

The Long Read: The licensing fees Nokia, Ericsson and InterDigital have set for the latest mobility standard materially exceed those they were able to achieve in their 4G programmes, write Ankura's Michael J Lasinski, Philip W Kline and Alejandra P Loaiza-Delgado Read more

8 Sep 2021

China brushes off EU request for more information on controversial SEP decisions

Response to a formal inquiry under the WTO’s TRIPS mechanism will frustrate those pushing for greater clarity on ASI decisions Read more

6 Sep 2021

Smartphone royalty stack continues multi-year decline, says analyst

Financial disclosures from four major publicly-listed patent owners suggest that their collective licensing revenues are on a downward trend Read more

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12 Aug 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in May, June and July Read more

8 Jun 2020

IP Market news highlights

IAM’s biggest spring reads Read more

8 Jun 2020

From French fancy to global community – celebrating 100 issues of IAM 

Founder and editor in chief Joff Wild looks back on 17 years of IAM Read more

4 Mar 2020

IP market news highlights

A rundown of some of the top news stories on the IAM platform in December, January and February. Read more